1. Become a member
2. Make a one time donation or set up a recurring donation.
3. Contribute to the Building Campaign
4. Donate to Stewardship and Education Programs
If you would prefer to donate to a specific building preservation project
or to support one of the Waterford Foundation’s education or
environmental programs, please contact Tom Kuehhas at 540-882-3018 or email
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Fourteen properties and thirteen buildings on 195 acres command the preservation budget of the Foundation, with grounds to be maintained, historic buildings to repair and maintain, and the National Historic Landmark viewshed to protect. Budget items range from regular mowing of the interpretive trail on the Phillips Farm, to cleaning gutters and painting and repairing our beloved old buildings, which also must be insured.
Other resources are allocated to our educational mission, which encompasses living history programs for children, historical publications, genealogical catalogs, lectures, tours, and exhibits from a growing collection of historical artifacts from Waterford’s rich history. The greatest educational expenditure is to stage the annual Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, our premier annual educational outreach event. The Second Street School Living History program, and other educational and archival efforts also depend upon donations to ensure their continuity.
Thank you so much for helping us further our mission: to preserve the historic buildings and the open spaces of the National Historic Landmark District of Waterford, Virginia, and through education, to increase the public’s knowledge of the life and work in an early American rural community.